The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis

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The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis. / Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg; Rotger, Gabriel Pons.

In: European Union Politics, Vol. 18, No. 4, 6, 2017, p. 620-639.

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Martinsen, DS & Rotger, GP 2017, 'The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis', European Union Politics, vol. 18, no. 4, 6, pp. 620-639. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116517717340

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Martinsen, D. S., & Rotger, G. P. (2017). The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis. European Union Politics, 18(4), 620-639. [6]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116517717340

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Martinsen DS, Rotger GP. The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis. European Union Politics. 2017;18(4):620-639. 6. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116517717340

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Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg ; Rotger, Gabriel Pons. / The fiscal impact of EU immigration on the tax-financed welfare state: Testing the ‘welfare burden’ thesis. In: European Union Politics. 2017 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 620-639.

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